Essence of Italy & The Greek Isles in 2022

9 Day Tour + 10 Night Cruise + Flights + BONUS Beverage Package & Incl. FREE VIP Extras!

Deal Code: MC-86067

from $... per person
Book by November 30, 2020

Package Inclusions

  • Low Deposit from $199*pp
  • 9 Day Tour
  • 10 Night Cruise
  • Return Flights
  • All Onboard Meals
  • Activities & Entertainment Onboard
  • Port Charges & Taxes Included

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • BONUS Guided Tour of the Vatican Museum
  • BONUS Guided Tour of St Peter's Basilica
  • BONUS Wine Tasting in Tuscany
  • BONUS City Tours & Cathedral Visits
  • BONUS Guided Tour of Cinque Terre
  • FREE Onboard VIP Extras Included:
  • FREE Beverage Package
  • FREE Specialty Dining Package
  • FREE Shore Excursion Credit
  • FREE Wifi Package
  • FREE Prepaid Gratuities
  • FREE Choice of Cabin Location
  • BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings

My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 9 Day Best of Italy Tour from Venice to Rome
  • 11 Night cruise onboard Norwegian Escape in an Interior cabin
  • Return economy flights to Venice
  • 8 Nights accommodation in hand selected hotels with breakfast daily whilst touring
  • Transportation on a private deluxe motor coach with services of a professional tour director
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included
Bonus Value
  • BONUS Entrance to & guided tour of the Vatican Museum & St Peter’s Basilica in Rome
  • BONUS Wine tasting in Tuscany
  • BONUS Guided Tour of Cinque Terre + daily train card
  • BONUS My Cruises Holiday Savings
  • FREE VIP EXTRAS VALUED AT $5894
  • Beverage & Specialty Dining packages, shore excursion credit, Wi-Fi package, prepaid gratuities & choice of cabin location

General Sail Date Information

Tour departs on Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Set sail on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

 

Additional Sail Dates*

  • 22/09/2022

 

*Surcharges may apply


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Day 1: Venice, Italy

Upon arrival in Venice today you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Venice - Mestre

After breakfast enjoy a city tour starting from the magnificent Piazza San Marco, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the centre of Venetian life. On the north side of the square stands the Clock Tower and the Procuratie Vecchie, to the west is the Napoleonic wing and on the south, Procuratie Nuove. The Basilica of San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale - the symbolic monuments of the Venetian Republic - stand on the background of the square. Inside the church, admire the ornate décor and magnificent Byzantine mosaics. Then walk to the Rialto Bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges and symbols of the town and conclude with a visit to the Vecchia Murano (included) to view beautiful hand blown glass works. (B)

Day 3: Mestre - Verona - Milan

Enjoy your morning in Mestre before traveling to pristine Verona. Here experience a BONUS City tour. Visit the still-used Verona Arena (with the option – not included – to fully enter the arena), Castelvecchio as seen from the river, Porta Corsari (a roman gate of the first century AD) and the impressive Ponte Pietra (stone bridge). Wrap up the tour with a visit to Juliet's house to view the famous balcony visited by Romeo. Conclude today with the trip to Milan, where you can relax for the evening. (B)

Day 4: Milan, Italy

Famous as the Italian capital of fashion and design, Milan is also a hub for art, history and culture! Today enjoy a BONUS city tour. Take a guided walk by the Castello Sforzesco with a visit to the extensive gardens. From the castle walk towards the Duomo, look out for the many elegant buildings that line each street. From Piazza Duomo, walk through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele to Piazza della Scala and the famous theater in the world: La Scala. Spend the rest of the day at your own pace. (B)

Day 5: Milan - Lake Como - Genoa

This morning take the scenic drive to Lake Como, a highlight on your Italian adventure. The BONUS tour will start from Piazza del Duomo with a splendid cathedral, neoclassical theatre and Casa. Wandering through the historic town centre, reach the Romanesque basilica of San Fedele and the walls medieval walls that surround the city. Then, experience Lake Como from the water on a one hour boat trip past some of the most iconic lakeside villages. Travel to Genoa and relax for the evening. (B)

Day 6: Genoa - La Spezia - Florence

Drive to La Spezia, gateway to the Cinque Terre; ‘Five Lands'. Comprised of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, the coastline, villages and surrounding hillsides form the UNESCO listed Cinque Terre National Park. Look out for the carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Only paths, trains and boats connect the villages, cars cannot reach them from the outside. After the scenic local train trip (included) into Cinque Terre, enjoy your included BONUS guided tour. Later continue your adventure on to Florence. (B)

Day 7: Florence - Siena - Montepulciano - Rome

Travel from Florence to Siena and explore Tuscany today. Starting from Piazza San Domenico, be guided through the historic and beautifully preserved streets and piazzas of the old city. Admire the fourteenth-century Palazzo Salimbeni and continue onto Palazzo Tolomei; the oldest private palace of the city, constructed in 1205. Then enter Piazza del Duomo, one of Italy’s finest examples of the Gothic style. Your tour ends in Piazza del Campo, a beautiful medieval square. After Siena travel into Tuscany where you will enjoy your BONUS wine tasting today in the beautiful town of Montepulciano. Later continue your adventure to Rome. (B)

Day 8: Rome, Italy

With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. After breakfast today, enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican and its museums. See ornate candelabras, furniture and tapestries, view historic maps and priceless art works. Visit the Sistine Chapel to view frescos of the Genesis and the Last Judgment. Then take an internal tour of Saint Peter’s Basilica, to take in Michelangelo’s Pietà; the marble statue of Mary holding the body of Jesus. Finally visit impressive Saint Peter’s Square. The rest of the day is free for your relaxation or further sightseeing around Rome. (B)

Day 9: Rome, Italy

Today you will make your way to Norwegian Escape and embark upon your exciting Mediterranean journey!

Day 10: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 11: Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of the most formidable islands in the world, famed for beautiful food, pristine water and unrivalled sunsets, in the foreground are the post card whitewashed buildings. Perceptions are had about the lost city of Atlantis being located here due to Santorini’s subtle mystery.

Day 12: Athens, Greece

Welcome to Piraeus, the port city of Athens. It is the oldest city in Greece, a guaranteed highlight is the mystical Acropolis, perched high in the hills. Just because this city is vintage don’t think that you’ll be stuck in the past – it is juxtaposed against a modern city filled with shopping, restaurants, culture and beautiful art.

Day 13: Mykonos, Greece

Explore this quintessential Greek island with pristine white houses with blue accents and beautiful beaches. Once you’ve seen one of the famous sunsets, you’ll understand why this is the most visited island in the region!

Day 14: Corfu, Greece

One of the lushest of the Greek Isles, Corfu is rimmed in dramatic blue waters and topped with tranquil hillside villages. A collection of quaint cafes in the town of Corfu feels very continental, but the island’s secluded coves and sandy beaches could only be found in the Greek Isles.

Day 15: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Despite the magnificent 13th century walls that surround the city, Dubrovnik is one of the most welcoming cruise destinations in all of Europe. Dubbed “the pearl of the Adriatic”, this Croatian city exudes romantic charm and beautiful scenery with its shimmering marble streets, centuries-old buildings capped by bright orange roofs and lovely beaches ensconced between awesome rocky ledges.

Day 16: Messina (Sicily), Italy

Stroll through Messina’s Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe. Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbour, extraordinary architecture (much of which survived a disastrous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908) and wonderful food.

Day 17: Naples, Italy

Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city embellished in history. Touring around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old centre will fill that cultural need. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.

Day 18: Florence (Livorno), Italy

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Florence's most iconic sights are the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio & Piazza della Signoria. Florence is also home to the famous David of Michelangelo statue. Florence is a beautiful city best explored by foot, however if you wish to venture away from the city, Florence may be your starting point for a day trip to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, explore the Tuscan villages, or the colourful seaside towns of Cinque Terre.

Day 19: Rome, Italy

Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.

Younger sister to the Norwegian Getaway, the Norwegian Escape was built in 2015 and also features the Waterfront, and more than 25 dining options and 21 bars and lounges, including The Cellars, NCL’s first ever wine bar. Carrying up to 4,248 passengers, she sails year-round from Miami to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 11 May 2022

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.

Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.

Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.

Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.

Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.

Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.

Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.

Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.

All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit -a second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

  • Bucket List Italy Itinerary - Explore Cinque Terre; home of the 5 villages
  • Cruise through Croatia & the Greek Islands with a FREE Beverage package
  • Sample local wines in Tuscany, be in awe of the famous Cathedrals in Siena & Milan and experience the wonders of the Vatican

Highlights

Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Departs: Civitavecchia, Italy
Countries Visited: Italy, Greece & Croatia

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